It has been several years since there has been a comprehensive trading card set centered in the DC Comics Universe. In that time, many changes have happened as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of their heroes and villains have evolved. The DC card license has also changed hands, shifting from Rittenhouse to Cryptozoic. All these changes collide in 2012 Cryptozoic DC Comics - The New 52 trading cards.
For the set, Cryptozoic is offering all-new art for the base cards. While this may seem like a no-brainer, most comic cards lately have used recycled images that can be found elsewhere. By using fresh art, the cards offer an exclusive look not available through other outlets. The 2012 Cryptozoic DC Comics - The New 52 base set has a total of 63 cards, including 61 character cards. The remaining two cards are a header and a checklist. All focus on the recently relaunched DC Universe, which has been dubbed the New 52.
The chase is led by sketch cards, which fall one per box. Two other insert sets can be found in 2012 Cryptozoic DC Comics - The New 52, each falling about two per box. Lanterns are die-cut foil cards centered around the Green Lantern. The nine-card Work in Progress set makes good use of lenticular technology. Each card shows a piece of art as a character goes from a pencil drawing, to inking to a finished full-color work.
12 booster boxes per case.
24 packs per box.
5 cards per pack.